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Bee Movie
Two-Disc Special Edition
Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 131 (May 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, John Goodman, Patrick Warburton, Chris Rock, Kathy Bates, Larry King, Ray Liotta, Sting, Barry Levinson, Oprah Winfrey and Larry Miller

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features on this two-disc set include on Disc One: a feature commentary track by cast and crew; three lost-scene storyboards; six alternate ending storyboards; TV Juniors, which consists of 16 spoof featurettes; trailers; and forced up-front previews. Disc Two includes the eight-minute featurette Tech Of Bee Movie, an interactive Q&A session Meet Barry B. Benson, a two-minute music video "We Got The Bee," an interactive music video jukebox, a five-part educational tutorial about bees in DreamWorks Kids, and DVD-ROM enhancements.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 13230
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Mild suggestive humor
(Retail Price): $39.99
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/11/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Steve Hickner & Simon J. Smith
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In this Movie, new college graduate Barry B. Benson (Seinfeld) finds himself disillusioned at the prospect of selecting a career for the rest of his life. With only one company to work for, Honnex, Barry has limited career choices

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD features bright, bold colors and nicely resolved details. Shadows are rendered well, with delineation between the various shades delivered nicely to the screen. The image has a palpable sense of depth, and black levels are deep. Resolution is quite good, although not quite at the level of the best digital animation releases. Pixel breakup and compression artifacts aren

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